Newest Android Malware Allows Hackers to Control Your Phone

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  1. dgstorm

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    There's a new malware program for Androids on the prowl, and it's a nasty one. The malware "app" is a trojan called "DroidKungFu" and it allows hackers a backdoor entrance to your handset. With access the hacker can get your personal data, but can also gain full remote control of your Android, to make your phone do anything they want. This is evil stuff to be sure! It was found by some North Carolina State University researchers buried in some apps on Chinese forums and third-party software sites. Here's a quick quote from the PhanDroid article with some good advice,
    Stay vigilant!

    Source: PhanDroid
     
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    If you follow the source of the source link of the source link you'll find a little more detail:

     
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    Seems simple enough to keep this from getting to your phone. Just don't download apps that are not in the official market. Check each app for the permissions needed. Don't download anything from china.

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